Flight Activities and Fireworks
1. Craft – Flying Eagle
2. Key Points – Reach for the Sky
3. Collaborative – Finding Amelia
4. Language Arts – Plain Plane
5. Math/Logic – Four Forces
6. Character Connection - Moxy
7. Big Activity – Flight Competition
8. Movement - Round-trip Relay
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Create a poster, hat, or hatbox full of items depicting Amelia Earhart's life.
Create a word search puzzle using the names of pilots, planes, and places that were part of the early days of flight. You can use an online puzzle-generator program or graph paper to create the puzzle.
Do the Time Warp Trio Amelia Earhart page: http://www.timewarptrio.com/adventures/earhart/
Research Amelia Earhart's life, then pretend you get to interview her. Create a list of questions you would like to ask her. What do you think her answers would be?
Make the world record paper airplane: http://web.archive.org/web/20061111220215/http://www.workman.com/fliersclub/download.html
Take a homophones quiz: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/quiz/homophones.html
Build a plane with the Wright Brothers: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/flight/wright/build.htm
Experience the Amelia Earhart timeline: http://teacher.scholastic.com/earhart/timeline/timeline.htm
Discover the forces of flight: http://howthingsfly.si.edu/
Take the Distance Challenge: http://howthingsfly.si.edu/activities/distance-challenge
Try some wing warping: http://wright.nasa.gov/airplane/warp.html
See Ameilia's circumnavigation attempt: http://www.tripline.net/trip/Amelia_Earhart's_Circumnavigation_Attempt-6410741502631003B225FC83C9742523
Design your own flying machine. Study the designs that have already been tried.
Observe how birds fly. Draw a bird in flight.
Make a time line that shows the history of flight.
Watch ““Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines.”
Observe the different paper airplane shapes. Why do different shapes fly differently? Write your observations in your notebook, along with sketches.
Write a press release to announce a new flying machine.
Write a biography about a woman who flew airplanes (real or fiction).
Write a science fiction story about flying machines of the future.